My brother rang me up tonight asking if I would like to go see the Charlatans live at the Manchester Arena, I'm not their biggest fan but I thought it would be great to go for a few drinks and see a gig with him. After they played The Only One I Know, I thought it probably wouldn't get any better until Tim Burgess announced out of nowhere "ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Johnny Marr". My brother was just going for a pee and he spun round and looked at me in totl disbelief thinking we'd both heard it wrong and Johnny comes out, cool as you like with his guitar strapped on and plays three songs with them. As I'm not their biggest fan, I wouldn't be able to say what they were playing but it was absolutely amazing. We are both massive Smiths disciples and this was like God appearing for us. Ten minutes before the concert started we were discussing how great it would be to see Johnny Marrs' Healers when they come to town and this just totally threw us into shock. It was a good concert for the Charlatans but Johnny got a serious welcome from his hometown crowd and that was the pinnacle for us. Cosmic!!!